International Food and Agribusiness Management Association

2017 Academic Symposium 



Miami, Florida, USA | June 18 – 21, 2017

2017 Symposium Chairs
Victoria Salin, Texas A&M University, USA
Julie Pennington, University of Tampa, USA
Anoma Ariyawardana, University of Queensland, Australia
Teaching Case Chair
R. Brent Ross, Michigan State University, USA

The International Food and Agribusiness Management Association (IFAMA) cordially invites submissions for participation in the 27th Annual IFAMA World Conference.   Participants from industry, government, and academia are welcome to share ideas and react to the latest research and practice in agribusiness. 

Call for Symposium Contributions

Anyone in the business and academic community is invited to submit original proposals for

Track 1: Agribusiness Research Papers (including Research Case Studies)
Track 2: Posters about Agribusiness Research or Teaching
Track 3: Teaching Case Studies (More Information)

Each proposal should be designated for inclusion in one of the specified tracks listed above.

For consideration of Papers and Posters, Track 1 or 2:

Authors must submit a 3 to 5 page abstract in English. Each abstract must contain the following: Cover Page; Problem Statement; Objectives; Procedures/methodologies/approaches; Results; Conclusions; References.  Indicate through the track designation whether you prefer to present as a paper or a poster. Submissions will undergo a double blind peer review.  The top research papers will be invited to participate to the Best Paper Award competition and may be selected for publication in the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (IFAMR).  

For consideration of Teaching Cases (Track 3):

The Symposium will showcase several agribusiness case studies that utilize the Harvard-Style teaching case method.  Authors are asked to submit an abstract of 3 to 5 pages in English.  Each teaching case abstract must contain the following:  Cover Page;  Industry and Setting;  Learning Objectives;  Teaching Notes.

Important Dates:

Deadline Extension:  Proposals for the academic symposium are still being accepted. Please submit papers or abstracts as soon as possible, this to prevent disappointment in case Symposium presentation slots fill up. Acceptance is based on a completely independent review process certifying academic quality, which functions on a first come first served basis.

March 31, 2017:  Last day to submit full case or complete manuscript for Best Paper Competition or to be featured in the Teaching Case Study showcase.

April 2, 2017: Last day to submit abstracts and posters

May 1, 2017:  Final paper is due to the organizers.

June 1, 2017:  Final Program Schedule available online

June 18-21, 2017:  Presentations scheduled.  Most authors will present on Sunday June 18; there will also be academic sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 20-21.

For questions please contact Symposium Chairs:  

Submit Proposals HERE 

Conference Quicklinks 
IFAMA's 2017 Conference is Managed by the Center for Food and Agricultural Business

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